Bahrain: Coin Type Five Fils (Silver) - detailed information

Bahrain: Coin Type Five Fils (Silver) (issued 1983 - 2010)
Coin TypeFive Fils (Silver)

The Bahraini Dinar was introduced as a currency in 1965, six years before Bahrain gained full independence; it replaced the Gulf Rupee at a rate of 10 rupees = 1 dinar. The Dinar is subdivided into 1,000 Fils (the singular form is also Fils); hence it is usually represented with three decimal places denoting the Fils. The 5 Fils coin is currently the smallest one in circulation, because the 1 Fils coin was only issued in 1965 and 1966 and it no longer circulates.

1965 was the only year when five fils were issued in bronze; in 1991, the metal was changed to brass. Occasionally, non-circulating legal tender silver five fils coins have also been issued as part of commemorative sets.


Within a circle in the middle, a palm tree. Around above, حُكُومَة البَحرَي (Government of Bahrain). Below, the date in Arabic numerals in Common Era (to the left) and Hijri year (to the right) divided by a dash.

Obverse Inscriptionحُكُومَة البَحرَين [CE year] - [Hijiri year]

Reverse Inscriptionفلوس٥ BAHRAIN
Edge InscriptionNone
Five Fils (Silver): Details
CurrencyBahraini Dinar
Face Value5 (x Fils)
Material0.925 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
OrientationSame (Medal Alignment, Axis 0 / Axis 12)
Size (mm)18.5000
Mass (g)2